Soonchild by Russell Hoban
Soonchild by Russell Hoban

Soonchild

by Russell Hoban

Illustrated or Penciled by Alexis Deacon
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Somewhere in the Arctic Circle, Sixteen-Face John, a shaman, learns that his first child, a soonchild, cannot hear the World Songs from her mother's womb. The World Songs are what inspire all newborns to come out into the world, and John must find them for her. But how? The answer takes him through many lifetimes and many shape-shifts, as well as encounters with beasts, demons and a mysterious benevolent owl spirit, Ukpika, who is linked to John's past...Legendary storyteller, Russell Hoban whisks his readers across frozen landscapes, to the edges of cliffs, into tiny rocky crannies, and down into the belly of a great swallowing demon - and has them laughing and weeping by turns along the way. Lyrical illustrator, Alexis Deacon meets the spirit of Hoban's vision head-on, and brilliantly captures the dark magic that lies at the heart of this fable. This book is jacketed.
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About this Edition

Language

English

Publication Date

Mar 1, 2012

Format

Hardcover

Number of Pages

144

ISBN

9781406329919

ISBN-13

9781406329919